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    Police Beat: April 30, 2012

    Freaky follower

    A student was walking north on Park Avenue when he noticed a white Nissan Versa following him at 4:48 p.m. on Wednesday. As he walked across Speedway Boulevard, the car continued to follow him and as he reached the sidewalk, the car pulled over and the male driver asked him, “Do you need a ride somewhere?” The student said no, and as he walked into 7-Eleven, he noticed the car park in the store’s parking lot.

    When the student walked out of the store, the driver asked him, “Can you give me the directions to Stone (Avenue)?” The student did not answer and wrote down his license plate number. He called the University of Arizona Police Department to report the driver, who he described as a man in his late 50s. He told officers that although he did not look like a student, his license plate had Arizona Wildcats stickers on it. Officers successfully identified the driver through his license plate number and found that a different student had reported him last fall.

    Officers contacted the student, who told them that every Friday, the man would call him and ask to take him to dinner. The student said he once allowed the man to do so, and at dinner, the man said he was on scholarship from the UA and could pay for the meal. The student said once they started eating, the man became flirtatious and would playfully slap him on the arm during conversation. The man asked the student how big his feet were because he thought he had big feet. The student then said he got uncomfortable and left, and never heard from the man again.

    Both students told officers they did not want the man to contact them again. Officers unsuccessfully called his home and cellphone. They also called his place of employment and found out he no longer worked there. There is no more information at this time.

    Just a few beers

    Officers on patrol noticed two students stumbling north on the sidewalk on Tyndall Avenue at 1:40 a.m. on April 20. Officers pulled over and asked the man and woman if they were OK, and they said they were “doing fine” and were just “very sleepy.” Officers smelled alcohol coming from their breath and noticed they had red, watery eyes.

    When officers asked how old they were and what they had been doing earlier that night, they said they were 19 years old and had just come from a party at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house. They told officers when they approached the house, fraternity members told them to “help themselves to beer” and that no one was going to check for their identification. Both students said they had about three cups of beer at the party.

    The pair was referred to the Dean of Students Office for Code of Conduct violations.

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